The word ‘legend’ is bandied about too easily these days, but German football has lost a real legend with the news that Franz Beckenbauer has passed away at the age of 78. Serial Bundesliga winner with FC Bayern, European Championship and World Cup winner as a player, as well as a World Cup winning coach, there are not enough words to pay adequate tribute to ‘der Kaiser’ so we’ll pay homage in pictorial form and bring you some of the most iconic moments from a life lived at the very top of the game.
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Former writer at Goal.com and JustFootball, I've been doing my thing for Bundesliga Fanatic since 2015. A long-suffering Werder Bremen fan and disciple of the Germanic holy trinity...Bier. Wurst und Fußball
The death of German and Bayern Munich legend Franz Beckenbauer has seen an outpouring of tributes to the great man. Widely hailed as Germany’s greatest-ever player his contribution to the game took him from a […]